Hoag Library trustees choose new library director

Posted 7 August 2014 at 12:00 am
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Press Release, Hoag Library

ALBION – The trustees of the Hoag Library of the Swan Library Association have announced the selection of Jeffrey Davignon as the sixth Library Director. The appointment was made at a special meeting of the trustees this morning. Davignon is currently the Director of the Walworth-Seely Public Library in Wayne County, and will begin his tenure in Albion at the end of August. He had previously been the Childrens’ Director at the Seymour Library in Brockport.

According to Library Board President Kevin Doherty, “We had a number of excellent candidates respond to the posting. A nine-member search committee, which included sitting trustees, the Interim Library Administrator, two current employees, a retired school librarian and a retired trustee, interviewed nine of the 20 candidates and recommended three for a final interview with the full board. Each of the finalists was well-qualified, but Jeff was the unanimous choice because his vision and professional vitality met the goal of upgrading the library’s services and programming to match the spectacular new building that our community has built.”

Jeffrey Davignon and his family live in Brockport. He holds degrees from Canisius College and the University at Buffalo. The Walworth Library has a service area which includes about 8,800 people and an annual budget of about $310,000. The Hoag Library service area includes about 16,000 and has an annual budget of slightly over $685,000.